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Updated on May 15, 2014

We are all born to learn to write

All human beings are born to write. With this statement I am conveying that for the most part, we are born to learn to write. There are some exceptions to this proposition. Many children are born with disabilities and they may not be able to learn fully how to compose simple sentence, paragraphs, and essay, but they can contribute in unique ways in their communities. In general, all children are taught to learn to write letters of the alphabet. Then, they learn to put letters together and form sounds. Later, first graders begin to form sentences and mature in writing.

In reminiscing, I do not remember when I begin to compose simple sentences. I was born in Los Angeles, but I was reared by my grandmother in Ghana, Africa. English was taught in my school, but I spoke Twi (a major language in Ghana) at home. As I grew up, I felt comfortable expressing myself with words.

I remember when my mother came to Ghana for vacation. It is important to emphasize that I only saw my mother once every four to five years. This may sound bad enough, but I never saw my biological father during my time in Ghana and this continues to the present moment. My mother arrived in Ghana and I was eager to compose short essay to show her that I could write.

We are all born to learn to write. This does not mean we would become perfect writers. The most talented writers in the world humble themselves by allowing specific people to edit and proof reading their writings. I am arguing that anyone can learn to write about things that interest him or her. That is exactly what I did during my high school experience. As a junior in high school, I had the desire to write poems and I knew the possibility of becoming an author one day. I made a commitment to write a poem every night before I went to sleep. Many times I was discouraged by my fatigue to stop writing, but I made a conscious decision to work on my character. This meant that when I felt like giving up writing every night, I put the lessons that I was learning into practice. As a young man, I exposed my character to be mold and shaped by biblical teachings that encouraged and stimulated me to develop sound and endurance character.

I used writing to express my emotions and thoughts. I considered myself to be introvert because I had stuttering issue, which in some way limited me from fully expressing how I felt. Though I grew up with positive confession theology, I did not tell myself continually that I was going to become an author one day. Instead, I worked on my relationship with Jesus Christ and kept allowing biblical teachings to shape my character and personality.

If you happen to be reading this paragraph, I want to encourage you to start writing and explore the art of writing. Writing is a process and marathon. Writing is not 100Meter dash. Take your time to contemplate and explore ideas and concepts that interest you. I am not putting any limitation on the your subject matter in human terms. However, I want to encourage you to honor triune God in the process. I love to read and expose my mind to different books. I want to challenge you to do the same thing. Ponder about Solomon's Ecclesiastes:

5Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5-7).

In 2010, I published my first book, Therapeutic Psalms(s). I utilized some poems written during high school to begin the process of completing my poetry book. It took diligent work and commitment and the most importantly the grace of God to completed difficult task of publishing. I am in the process of completing my second book because I learned a lot about the process of writing "Therapeutic Psalm(s). The upcoming book will not be a poetry book. Please, continue to write and commit to the process. All writers are imperfect people,but they keep on writing and I keep on writing. Do not let your imperfection hinder you from exploring the art of writing. Begin the process.

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